Space Heater Tip-over Switch?


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Old 02-27-20, 02:59 PM
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Space Heater Tip-over Switch?

Hi there! I have a Honeywell hce232v ceramic heater. It keeps giving me a E1 error code, like every few minutes! To the point that it is pointless to have on. From what I gather this means the tip-over switch is malfunctioning and it thinks its tipped over when it is not.
Is this something I can fix?
Id really love to fix this rather than get a new one. I took the back off, but I have idea what any of the parts inside are or how I could fix this issue.
Ive attached a photo of what I found inside.

Thank you in advance for your help!
 
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Old 02-28-20, 12:33 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

There's a good chance the tip sensor is stuck in the tipped position.
You may be able to just tap it to reset it.

That picture link is the location in your phones browser where the picture is. It hasn't left your phone. You can either post that at a hosting site and link it here or load pictures directly to the board.
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Old 03-09-20, 07:54 AM
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Any chance you can help me identify which part is the tip over switch?

Pictures should be attached this time.

Thanks!
 
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Old 03-09-20, 11:14 PM
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The only thing visible that could be what you're looking for is that taped object cable tied
to the black power cord. Remove and see what's under the tape.

I was thinking further..... if the electronics knows when it's tipped it can't be that part on the power cord. That part is probably a thermal fuse. That means whatever detects the imbalance may be on the back of that board or on the back of the display board.

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Just to be clear, the right hand side of your photos is towards the top of the heater while the left side is to the floor? Is there a small hole or pin protruding from the bottom of your heater?
 
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Old 03-10-20, 07:51 PM
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That's one of those oscillating heaters. I'm pretty sure the motor and drive are towards the floor. That would mean the right side of the pictures is down. The power cord is brought up thru the center of the swivel.

Now that I'm looking again..... I see the display/switch board is at the top and the control board is down towards the bottom. That means that switch you are looking for is at the top.
 
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Did anyone have a solution for this in the end? I have the same heater and same E1 error code.
 
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Old 02-04-24, 07:39 PM
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There is a rolling ball (tip over) switch on the switch board at the top of the unit.
One repair I read was to bypass the switch.
I would not recommend that.

I don't know exactly what the switch is. Not sure if it's serviceable.
It may be getting activated if the unit wobbles as it turns.
Try the heat without the oscillate.
 
 

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